Technext's GAT Summit 2022 to host innovators and policymakers in Africa

Technext, a tech media organisation has announced its maiden regulation-focused event, GAT (Government and Tech) Summit taking place on Thursday, July 28, 2022.

Technext's GAT Summit 2022 to host innovators and policymakers in Africa

The GAT Summit is a one-day event that will provide an opportunity for players in the African tech ecosystem to engage with government stakeholders on contemporary issues affecting the tech industry. Also, the event will provide a visible platform for key players in the African tech ecosystem to reach an audience of young, enthusiastic, and ready Africans all in one place.

The GAT Summit will be a hybrid event (a combination of physical and virtual participation). So, interested Africans will be able to attend from anywhere in the world. Registered delegates can anticipate discussions about major issues around three sub-sectors of the ecosystem: financial technology (Fintech), media regulation, and technology for governance (Govtech).

With a proposed audience of at least 4,500—1,500 (physical) and 3,000 (virtual), the event is billed to be the biggest gathering of government policymakers, political influencers, tech industry players, and enthusiasts in Africa.

This year's event will be moderated by popular Arise TV Presenter, Rufai Oseni. The keynote address will be delivered by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu, and graced by representatives from the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, NITDA, and the Central Bank of Nigeria. Other confirmed speakers at the event include Hanu Agbodje—Founder and CEO of Patricia, Bukola Olutayo—Managing Director of Stellas Bank, Yomi Adedeji—co-Founder and CEO, Softcom Limited, and Oluwemimo J. Osanipin—COO, JET Motors.

Going forward, GAT Summit will be an annual event where tech industry players will have the opportunity to openly discuss the effect of regulations with policymakers across Africa and proffer solutions that will accelerate growth.

This year’s event is jointly organized by Technext—one of Africa’s leading tech-driven media platforms, Ripples Nigeria—African multimedia online news platform, and the Voice of the People 90.3FM—a Lagos-based people-focused talk radio.

The event is FREE. You can register by clicking the button below.